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Latest news and press releases from The Thinking Schools Academy Trust.

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Staff and pupils at The Portsmouth Academy are celebrating their ‘Good’ rating by Ofsted following its first inspection since the pandemic and welcoming all student back into school. The Portsmouth Academy, located in Fratton, received a highly complimentary report by the Inspector and has maintained its Good rating. The school is part of the high-performing Thinking Schools Academy Trust, which leads 17 successful primary and secondary schools in Medway, Kent, Plymouth and Portsmouth. Highlights from the report included praising staff for “being knowledgeable…

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There’s a lot to celebrate at the Thinking Schools Academy Trust as The Victory Academy and New Horizon’s Children’s Academy, two of our Chatham Schools, have just been awarded Advanced Thinking School status by the University of Exeter. The Trust takes pride in its unique and effective approach to learning and education. Students are provided with the skillset and tools they need to think in a variety of ways and become lifelong learners. These transferable Thinking Tools prepare children for a range of situations, dilemmas and…

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Children from New Horizons Primary School recently ran, threw, jumped, and danced as they competed in their first Mini-Olympics.

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On the 7th July, the founding cohort of Maritime Academy we were welcomed to their school for the first time. An amazing opportunity for students to walk the corridors, meet their form tutors and begin forging new friendships; warm congratulations for all associated with Maritime Academy for a resoundingly successful Induction Day. The day was to introduce students to the expectations of secondary school life at Maritime Academy, so began with students undertaking their first bus journey to the school. For some it…

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It was a day to celebrate at Rochester Grammar School yesterday, as the students achieved another fantastic set of International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme results, with many progressing on to some of the country’s leading universities in September.   The IB programme is designed to prepare students for university. Students are graded out of 7 in three higher subjects and three standard subjects across a range of disciplines, including languages, maths, sciences, humanities and the arts. Students also complete a Theory of Knowledge course, an Extended Essay and 150 hours…

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School Streets would not be possible if it wasn’t for the generosity of volunteers from the community – that’s the message from Meon Infant and Junior Schools who are calling on more people to get involved. The School Streets pilot, which strives to make roads surrounding the school safer and healthier by temporarily restricting traffic each day, is being trialed at the school. As children stomp, scoot, run and ride down the roads, there has been an overwhelming response from the community, with volunteers encouraging more…

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The children of Medway have been working hard, brushing up their mathematical skills as they joined the Trust’s primary schools from Strood and Chatham to compete in the Medway Maths Competition. The competition was held over a couple of weeks with Key Stage 2 students from New Horizons Children’s Academy, Gordon Children’s Academy, Cedar Children’s Academy and All Faiths Children’s Academy. Each school was divided into two groups for the contest, Lower Key Stage 2 consisting of Years 3 and 4, and Upper Key Stage…

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Plympton Academy has joined forces with Protect Our Future to educate young people from all backgrounds with science-based skills that will allow them to protect the oceans’ future and address sustainability issues with the support of Sail GP.   The students have been participating in educational activities such as seed bomb making to model the process used for planting seagrass in the ocean. They are exploring its role as a photosynthesising plant and significant carbon sink. Teacher Joe Wellard, previously curriculum lead teacher…

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Children from Meon Junior School have competed in a Junior Field Gun competition for the first time in Portsmouth. The Armed Forces Day event, which took place on June 25, saw pupils from the school show the very best skill, stamina, resilience, and teamwork for the challenge. They had six weeks to prepare for the day and were the only school in Portsmouth to take part. Miss A. Faye, who cheered the students on while competing against Fareham’s Crofton Anne Dale School at…

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Children from across the Thinking Schools Academy Trust have been entertained by staff who recently performed in our Trust’s Got Talent contest… and the winners have been announced! Soloists and group performers from across Plymouth, Portsmouth, Kent and Medway, have made everyone smile and laugh while being centre stage and in the spotlight. The competition came as part of TSArTs week, our #WeAreOne event which brings everyone together from our schools to achieve our mission to transform life chances. At the Thinking Schools Academy Trust, we…